2011 set to be bumper year for sports Tourism

2011 set to be bumper year for sports Tourism

Sport Tourism is widely predicted to consolidate its lead as the fastest growing sector of travel and tourism in 2011.

Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General, United Nations WTO, said: “This is the era when Sport and Tourism truly converge. We at the United Nations World Tourism Organisation predict that this will be the Century of Sport Tourism and those not positioned to take advantage of this phenomenon are urged to quickly re-align – or lose out.”

Serving as the definitive forum to this burgeoning sector, WSDE Sport Tourism Expo is the only global exhibition and business forum dedicated to showcasing the full spectrum of Sport Tourism products and services.

(Jamaican sprinting superstar Usain Bolt will be hoping the emulate the success of Beijing and Berlin at the 13th World Championships in Athletics in South Korea this summer)

WSDE Sport Tourism Expo will take place in Bangkok, capital city and business hub of the Kingdom of Thailand from 27– 29 September 2011 and will bring together the leading Sport Tourism destinations, hotels and resorts to meet with top buyers who are driving the $600 billion a year industry

Now in its 2nd year, the landmark exhibition and conference programme will give centre ground to the most rapidly growing sector in the global travel and tourism industry.

(Keynote speaker Thandiwe January Mclean, CEO, South African Tourism was a keynote speaker at the inaugural WSDE Sport Tourism Expo in Johanessburg last July)

WSDE Research has revealed that the travel industry’s fastest growing sector will post record profits and contribute an astonishing 14 percent of overall travel and tourism receipts by the end of the year. At a time when some traditional tourism trends are in decline, Sport Tourism continues to flourish and is set to grow exponentially in the next decade.

Yet the complex mechanics of Sport Tourism has not yet been fully understood or realised. WSDE presents a vital annual opportunity for the Sport Tourism industry to come together, not only to conduct lucrative future business deals and source new contacts and markets, but also to gain invaluable insights from the advanced knowledge of market leaders

Reasons to Exhibit include:
* Meet the leading International Buyers and Tour Operators
* Conduct lucrative deals and increase market share
* Explore booming new markets and forge new contacts
* An unrivalled opportunity for product launches and portfolio showcasing
* Network with the key international press and media
* A unique environment for knowledge exchange with a market leading Conference

Complimentary 3-day Exhibitor & Buyer Social Programme
Subsidised Entry Rates for new International Exhibitors: Only $185 per sqm